‘Meetings’ Exhibition

Category: General, Art, Community

Grace Thompson has introduced the College and local community to her most recent paintings through a vibrant exhibition within the Mount House entitled ‘Meetings’.

The gallery’s walls proved to be an unexpectedly harmonious environment for our present Artist in Residence’s richly stimulating works.

“The fireplaces, old wooden floors and bow windows of the Mount House Gallery make it a really exciting space to exhibit in, since the notion of ‘a space for living’ pervades the show,” said Thompson.

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“I really enjoyed playing with the connotations of country houses with country scenes hung above the fireplace. For although my paintings are purely abstract, they have roots in, and motifs from, the English landscape I have grown up in. The paintings therefore sat quite comfortably in these positions in the Mount House, gently subverting tradition.”

Having graduated this Summer from The Ruskin School, she is now concentrating on her role at the College by continuing to further her own art practice, alongside contributing to our students’ creative progress.

Jon Parnham
Head of Art

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